Repeat Offender Gets Lenient Sentence for B&E and Assault While Unlawfully At Large


CC: s.266 – Assault, s.733.1(1) – Breach Probation x 4, s.145(1(b) – Escape Custody / Unlawfully at Large x 3, 145(3) – Breach Recognizance x 10, s.348(1)(a) – Break and Enter a welling house with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence, s.129(a) – Obstructing a Peace Officer.


My client failed to present himself, on three separate occasions, to the correctional facility where he was required to be a serving inmate on weekends. He was also on probation for prior convictions. He broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house, assaulted her, and breached the conditions of several Court Orders, including violating the terms of his release numerous times.


He pleaded guilty to some of the breaches, the UAL’s and to the amended charge of being Unlawfully in a Dwelling House (instead of B&E). In the end, he received a jail sentence of only 90 days, minus the cumulative time he spent in pre-trial custody. Considering his lengthy criminal record, the input from the victim, and a negative pre-sentence report, this was a very lenient sentence. All other charges were withdrawn.